SALISBURY bounced back after their FA Cup exit to Margate, by collecting a maximum six points from their last two games in the Southern League Premier South.

This has left the Whites fifth in the table with 21 points from 11 games.

Just above them are Chesham with 22 points from 12 games, third placed Poole Town have 23 from 10, Truro are second with 26 from 12 and leaders Tiverton Town also have 26 points, but from 11 games.

On Tuesday night, two own goals secured Salisbury an excellent 2-1 win over visiting seventh placed Taunton Town.

Last Saturday the Whites had a great 3-0 victory at lowly Hendon.

The game saw the debut of new signing from Walsall Thomas Leak.

The centre-half is on a month's loan at Salisbury and had a dream start to his time in Wiltshire as he scored the opening goal after 31 minutes.

Toby Holmes netted his side's second before former Reading star Leroy Lita opened his account for the Whites with his side's third goal three minutes into injury time.

Salisbury manager Claridge said: "I am very pleased with six points and keeps us very much in touch with the teams above us.

"I think the likes of Warren Bentley and Aaron Dawson are getting back to full fitness and I was impressed with Thomas Leak our new loan signing from Walsall."

"Our aim this season is to pick up an average of two points a game and we are really close to that at the moment in what is a much harder league than last year.

"I think there will 10 to 11 teams fighting it out for the play-offs.

This Saturday, Salisbury will hope to extend their winning run when Harrow Borough are the visitors to the Ray Mac.

The London side are 11th in the table and drew at Chesham in their last outing.

Then on Tuesday night, the Whites have a long trip to Merthyr, which is always a tricky place to go.

On Monday, the draw for FA Trophy first round qualifying was made and the Whites were given a home draw against league rivals Dorchester.

This game will be played on Saturday, October 26.

Talking about the draw Claridge said: "We are happy to be at home, but at this stage of the competition it would have been nice to have be drawn against a side from the leagues below. They have not had a good start to the season, but had some great Trophy results in the past, so it is not going to be easy."